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String Outdoor System

String takes 1940s minimalist shelving system outdoors

Swedish brand String is showcasing its outdoor shelving as part of the Dezeen x Planted collaboration during this year's London Design Festival.

String, one of the brands chosen by Planted's sustainability committee for its clear commitment to sustainable production, has designed an outdoor version of its String shelving system that was first created in 1949.

String outdoor shelving
String has created an outdoor shelving range

The String Outdoor System turns Nisse and Kajsa Strinning's original, modular wire shelving into a practical and versatile outdoor system that is weatherproof.

"Made from galvanised metal and featuring the classic wire, it will withstand any weather whilst retaining its clean and contemporary aesthetic," said the brand.

Galvanized metal outdoor shelving
The storage system is made from galvanised metal

Released in 2018, the outdoor shelving aims to replicate the minimalist look of the original design to help create stylish exterior spaces.

"Storage isn't often top of the priority list when we consider tidying up or investing in our outdoor spaces, but String's new addition to its iconic product offering gives us the opportunity to create a streamlined, sophisticated system, as well as enhancing said space aesthetically," said the brand.

"The ideal option for growing herbs and plants, displaying beautiful flower pots or for storing cooking utensils or gardening tools, String's outdoor system is durable, versatile and multi-functional."

Dezeen x Planted

Exhibitor: String

Planted is a contemporary design event that aims to reconnect cities with nature, which will make its physical debut as part of London Design Festival alongside an online trailer for next year's main event.

The Planted x Dezeen collaboration presents a series of projects by international designers that align with the ideals of the Planted design event.